The Great Circus Parade was held in Milwaukee 30 times between1963 and 2009. The event was an homage to the Nineteenth Century practice ofparading a circus’s major attractions through the main streets of a host cityto promote the coming sh.. more

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Inspiration Studios welcomed award-winning collage artist,Karen Loper, from her Madison home to West Allis on Saturday. Her contemporaryfolk art collage exhibition entitled “Trash Interrupted” is currently adorningthe gallery walls at I.. more

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Wisconsin is home to many craft distilleries. Three excellent ones are close enough to Milwaukee to fit into a driving daytrip, whereby you can experience a wide gamut of options. more


2014 is shaping up to be a banner year for debut albums from artists with Wisconsin ties that listeners can't help but fall completely in love with on first listen. First came last month's invigorating debut from Sylvan Esso, a duo featuring Milwa.. more

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The resonant voice of James Earl Jones recites the children's story “Why Mosquitoes Buzz in People's Ears,” the titular animated short on the new DVD from the Scholastic Storybook Treasures series. Verna Aardema's African-set tale concerns an owl .. more

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There’s no denying the viciousness in the story of H.H. Holmes, who confessed to 27 murders in Chicago between 1888 and 1894. Aaron Kopec, author of the Alchemist Theatre’s stage drama about Holmes, has found captivating levels of darkness ... more

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With the rising force of globalism, many talented musicians have felt the pull of eclecticism, but had no feel for pulling it off. Their musical fusions were cold, their juxtapositions mismatched.Veteran jazz and klezmer bassist Jim Guttman... more

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Romance is all about finding a spark and fueling it. There is Last of the Red Hot Lovers ,Traveling Shepherd more

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